Linux distro for experienced Linux user
well, i did not find any relevent Forum for my question, except this one, so here is my question:
i am using Linux from last 10 months & have used Fedora, Debian & BLAG over ths time. now i feel irritated by "configuration using GUIs" as they hide the complexity.
e.g in Fedora, you go to "GNOME menu -> Adiministration -> Networking/Printing" & configure/install the Router/Printer from there, where as "localhost:631", "/etc/hosts" "/etc/resolv.conf" "ping/tcpdump" give you much flexibility, power & control over configuration & installation & even these command-line tools are much-expressive & helpful when a serious-problem arises like i had with my router. i also want latest (or at least "not old" softwares like GCC 3.x when GCC 4.x is here). i only work on GNOME, dont use KDE (a.k.a Windows's coloured-copy)
i found 2 distros fit my requirements:
Arch has serious bugs, i used it. i am downloading "Frugalware" right now. does anybody has any further suggestions for distros? or any other views?
Portage tarball install problem
i tried to install it through 2006.1 "amd64-minimal-install-CD". i downloded & installed "Stage3-tarball" without any trouble. when i did:
Originally Posted by Juan Pablo
"tar -xvjf --latest-portage-tarball-here-- -C /usr"
it threw 1000s of messages like this:
"CAN NOT OPEN FILE: no such file or directory"
MD5SUMs are fine, what could be wrong?
( i have also posted it in "Gentoo Forum", just posted it here to complete the communication)